Space Symposium

Top Six Reasons to Attend

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Why attend the Space Foundation’s 30th Space Symposium in 2014? Here are six great reasons:

6. Targeted Events. Participate in events for specific groups and interests: Cyber 1.4 and programs for corporate members, New Generation Space Leaders, educators, policy-makers and more.
5. Global Participation. Gain new perspectives, widen your professional reach and build relationships through interaction with top-level representatives from the ever-growing global space community.

4. International Exhibits. Experience the latest in space technology and network with your customers when you visit our dynamic exhibit center.

3. Powerful Agenda. Learn about critical industry issues and developments from focused panels, featured speakers, targeted forums and — new this year — break-out track sessions and luncheons.

2. Influential Participants. Hear from and interact with leaders from all space sectors – space agencies, commercial space, national security, new space, finance, research, academia and science.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Brig. Gen. Yves Arnaud, FAF, Commander, Joint Space Command, French Ministry of Defense
  • Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator
  • Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper, USAF (Ret.), Director of National Intelligence
  • Matthew J. Desch, Chief Executive Officer, Iridium Communications, Inc.
  • Michael C. Gass, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance
  • Yasushi Horikawa, Ph.D., Chairman, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
  • Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. Ger Nieuwpoort, Director, Netherlands Space Office
  • Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Deborah Westphal, Managing Director, Toffler Associates

And the number one reason to attend?

1. Networking! Make valuable connections with top industry, military and government decision-makers, build your professional network and get business done — all in one place at one time.

And what is the number one reason to register now? Take advantage of the Early Bird rate! Sign up before April 25 and save on standard industry registration.

The Space Foundation’s 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. Space Symposium registration includes admittance to the exhibit center, the opening ceremony and several networking events throughout the week.

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The Space Symposium officially kicks off Monday evening, May 19, with a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman. Other event co-sponsors include: a.i. solutionsAerojet RocketdyneAirbus Group, Inc.ArianespaceATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.Booz Allen HamiltonColorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); Lockheed MartinMetiSpace Technologies, Inc.Millennium Engineering and Integration CompanyMOOGPAERaytheon; Scitor CorporationSES Government SolutionsSpace Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)SpaceXSSLStellar Solutions, Inc.The Boeing CompanyThe SI Organization and United Launch AllianceAviation WeekSatNews Publishers and SpaceNews are media partners.

This article is part of Space Watch: February 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 2).